Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

– Will Rogers (via kushandwizdom)

(via bdgarp)


4 days ago 1757

I love my friends so much

1 week ago

religiousmom:

im funnier online where I can’t stutter

(via forhopeburnsbright)

1 week ago 343273

Summer is just about over with sophomore year right around the corner, and I honestly couldn’t be more content with where I’m at right now. The past couple of months have brought some changes into my life, some darn good changes at that — definitely blessings and surprises I didn’t expect but nonetheless am absolutely appreciative for.

Selected highlights of Summer 2014 include:

  • thoroughly enjoyable summer school… but then again, who wouldn’t like coming to class to watch movies every morning
  • week long celebration for nursing school acceptance.. Mom finally looked like she was proud of me for something 
  • more services for lil bro.. ty gov’t 
  • first vacation in 3 years (?!) We paid an obscene amount of money to see some fish and have no wifi
  • snorkeling for the first time, or at least failing to snorkel.. the waves kept washing me back to shore 
  • seeing the USC marching band… their energy is too contagious for one room
  • 160 hour externship = I am biopsy princess and scanning expert
  • getting hired right out of externship yays
  • frequently heard comments at work: “Are you Filipino?” *speaks Tagalog*, also “so what high school do you go to?”, and “Is the witch in today?”
  • new friends, old friends, and real talk always
  • D.L. 
  • now I can say I’ve tried ox tail soup
  • tofu adventures one too many

With my moments of doubt in the past, I never thought this day would come, but basically, nearly everything is working out for me and I am so happy. Food tastes better, Kristen Stewart movies are less cringe-worthy, and every day is a whole lot sunnier. Things don’t always happen the way we like, and although this wasn’t my original plan, I feel like my efforts from are finally paying off. My summer has been rewarding in many ways, and I’m beginning to have faith again. I’m just really blissful and I’m so excited for this next chapter in my life. 

1 week ago 1

silvarbelle:

jacket-buttons:

I used to laugh so much about this.  Not once in all the movies does a woman die on screen.  

I hope that Jurassic World doesn’t break the canon.

Ain’t no dinosaur big enough to throw as much shade as Dr. Ellie Sattler does.

(Source: howimetunclecharlie, via thundermesarevue)


1 month ago 123442

(Source: tamaratunie, via xoxojulievo)


1 month ago 16699

The basics are that for every one female-speaking character in family-rated films (G, PG and PG-13), there are roughly three male characters; that crowd and group scenes in these films — live-action and animated — contain only 17 percent female characters; and that the ratio of male-female characters has been exactly the same since 1946. Throw in the hypersexualization of many of the female characters that are there, even in G-rated movies, and their lack of occupations and aspirations and you get the picture.

It wasn’t the lack of female lead characters that first struck me about family films. We all know that’s been the case for ages, and we love when movies like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen hit it big. It was the dearth of female characters in the worlds of the stories — the fact that the fictitious villages and jungles and kingdoms and interplanetary civilizations were nearly bereft of female population — that hit me over the head. This being the case, we are in effect enculturating kids from the very beginning to see women and girls as not taking up half of the space. Couldn’t it be that the percentage of women in leadership positions in many areas of society — Congress, law partners, Fortune 500 board members, military officers, tenured professors and many more — stall out at around 17 percent because that’s the ratio we’ve come to see as the norm?

OK, now for the fun part: It’s easy, fast and fun to add female characters, in two simple steps. And I want to be clear I’m not talking about creating more movies with a female lead. If you do, God bless and thank you. Please consider me for that role.

Step 1: Go through the projects you’re already working on and change a bunch of the characters’ first names to women’s names. With one stroke you’ve created some colorful unstereotypical female characters that might turn out to be even more interesting now that they’ve had a gender switch. What if the plumber or pilot or construction foreman is a woman? What if the taxi driver or the scheming politician is a woman? What if both police officers that arrive on the scene are women — and it’s not a big deal?

Step 2: When describing a crowd scene, write in the script, “A crowd gathers, which is half female.” That may seem weird, but I promise you, somehow or other on the set that day the crowd will turn out to be 17 percent female otherwise. Maybe first ADs think women don’t gather, I don’t know.

And there you have it. You have just quickly and easily boosted the female presence in your project without changing a line of dialogue.

Yes, we can and will work to tell more women’s stories, listen to more women’s voices and write richer female characters and to fix the 5-to-1 ratio of men/women behind the camera. But consider this: In all of the sectors of society that still have a huge gender disparity, how long will it take to correct that? You can’t snap your fingers and suddenly half of Congress is women. But there’s one category where the underrepresentation of women can be fixed tomorrow: onscreen. In the time it takes to make a movie or create a television show, we can change what the future looks like.

There are woefully few women CEOs in the world, but there can be lots of them in films. We haven’t had a woman president yet, but we have on TV. (Full disclosure: One of them was me.) How can we fix the problem of corporate boards being so unequal without quotas? Well, they can be half women instantly, onscreen. How do we encourage a lot more girls to pursue science, technology and engineering careers? By casting droves of women in STEM jobs today in movies and on TV. Hey, it would take me many years to become a real nuclear physicist, but I can play one tomorrow.

Here’s what I always say: If they can see it, they can be it.

– Geena Davis on gender equality in film and television [x] (via wesleywalesandersons)

(via partoftheprecipitate)


1 month ago 12174
my homegurl Geena Davis,

condom:

when you’re fifteen somebody tells you they love you and u say ily2

(via goodlifequote)

1 month ago 57659

direhuman:

xerneas:

Dragonite is so fucking ugly compared to Dragonair. I will never get over the fact such a beautiful Pokemon evolving into that goofy looking fatass.

image

(Source: diancie, via goodlifequote)

1 month ago 256865

plasticbagvevo:

when you hear somebody talking about one of your interests

image

(via goodlifequote)

1 month ago 459571

(Source: rosejw, via irenaaaluo)


1 month ago 159378

Everything is falling into place and I am very, very happy :)

1 month ago